Thursday, October 2, 2014

may 14

May 14 is the celebration of the Israeli independence and the ending of the British mandate, is also the day marking Palestinian Nakba or Suffering. During the 1948 war about 700,000 Palestinians were displaced.  During the war 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine were wiped away.  In violation of international law, the refugees have not been allowed to return. The suffering of the displaced Palestinian people has continued for more than sixty years. Today with the continuing destruction of Palestinian homes and displacement of Palestinian peoples it is now time to focus worldwide attention on America’s culpability in this continuing crime. Today there is a growing international and national movement among American Churches, Universities, corporations, retirement accounts and etc. for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel until the Palestinian issues is settled. Even in the United Nations, European Union and large investment firms’ worldwide are joining the protest. It is not anti-Semitic to be concerned about Palestinian Rights, not to be concerned about the suffering of Palestinian people is racist. Whether the ultimate solution is a two state solution or a bi-national federation the bulk of the responsibility to ending this falls on the shoulders of America to end its unconditional support of Israel in spite of the crimes being committed daily against Palestinian People in the West Bank, Gaza and within Israel proper.

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